Dictionary.com

stopover

[ stop-oh-ver ]
/ ˈstɒpˌoʊ vər /
Save This Word!

noun

a brief stop in the course of a journey, as to eat, sleep, or visit friends.
such a stop made with the privilege of proceeding later on the ticket originally issued.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of stopover

First recorded in 1860–65; noun use of verb phrase stop over
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for stopover

stopover
/ (ˈstɒpˌəʊvə) /

noun

a stopping place on a journey

verb stop over

(intr, adverb) to make a stopover
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!